1800 739 359
Browsing "Privacy Fencing"

Adding Extra Security to Your Garden

Sep 30, 2012   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Keeping your garden areas secure is important, because apart from helping to prevent uninvited guests, your garden will often be connected to your house or garage, both of which may contain some of your most valuable assets. The following is a look at some of the easy ways you can make your garden areas more secure.

Increased lighting

Without enough lighting in your garden areas, it will be easy for someone to make use of the darkness to sneak right up to the edge of your house without being detected, making it far too easy for a potential intruder to get close to your place. By doing your best to increase the amount of lighting in your garden, you will be helping create a buffer zone around your home, as few criminals will want to risk coming through a well-lit area to get to your place.

Read More »

Finding Holes in Your Home Security

Aug 30, 2012   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

If you have any holes in your home’s security, you had better find them before an intruder does, because all it takes is one weak point and your entire system of defence can be undermined. The following features some tips on how to find any holes you might have in your home security, so do your part, find them and fix them, and make sure your home is properly protected.

Windows and doors

As far as break-ins are concerned, the most vulnerable parts of any home are the windows and doors, so if you are looking for holes in your home security, start by checking there. It is a good idea to provide some sort of security screen for those doors and windows on ground floor areas, or even invest in motion sensor alarms. Whatever you do, make sure your doors and windows are 100 per cent secure.

Read More »

5 Backyard Safety Tips for Parents

Nov 22, 2011   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Often, there are so many child safety hazards in the home that parents forget to ensure the backyard is a safe place to be as well. Unfortunately, however, backyards can be a hazardous place, with thousands of backyard injuries and even deaths occurring in Australia every year. In this article, we’ll look at five tips for making your backyard a safer place, from childproofing play equipment to installing pool fencing for security.

1. Childproofing play equipment

Swing sets, trampolines, sandpits, cubby houses — all of these pose very real hazards for parents to be concerned about. When it comes to swing sets, always check that screws are tightened and that there are no protruding bolts. Trampolines need strong springs and it pays to consider using a safety net to prevent falls. Sandpits can be dangerous if sharp objects find their way in; be sure to cover them up after your child is done playing with them — after all, you never know what neighbours might throw over the fence. Finally, check that cubby houses are free of dangerous nails or screws, and also ensure there are no dangerous insects that have taken up quarters.

Read More »

6 Essential Ways to Deter Household Thieves

Jul 15, 2011   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Our homes are filled with all of our most valuable possessions, and thieves are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to break in and take advantage of this. For this reason, it’s important to thief-proof your home. Here are a few ideas for preventing the attention of thieves, from installing an alarm system to hiring fencing contractors to install Colorbond fencing. We’ll even look at the benefits of putting up a "Beware of Dog" sign — whether you have a dog or not!

1. Install an alarm system
Read More »

Top 5 Ways to Increase Home Privacy

Jul 7, 2011   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Ah, our homes. They are our havens from the watchful eyes and ears of the rest of the world. That is, of course, until you catch a nosy neighbour gawking into your window to see you with a towel around your hair and one leg in your underwear. Here we look at five easy options to increase privacy in and around your home, from investing in window treatments to hiring fencing contractors to increase your perimeter privacy.

Purchase window treatments
Read More »

Reasons For Using Privacy Screens

Sep 7, 2010   //   by Kim Jones   //   Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Privacy screens are becoming extremely popular. They provide a range of designs and can be particularly useful, being both property assets and providing solutions to local situations and environmental issues. They’re also rapidly becoming design statements. They’ve evolved from being basic screens into real lifestyle quality additions to homes.
Read More »